Finance and Administration – Washington – Education For Employment

Education For Employment (EFE) was founded on the belief that when young people have jobs and the hope of building a future for themselves, they help lay the foundation for secure and peaceful societies. We are transforming lives of young people throughout the Middle East & North Africa by giving them the opportunity to work and the tools to create productive, independent livelihoods. Through unique partnerships with business, government, education, and civic leaders in our countries of operation, we design tailor-made training programs that give unemployed young people the specific skills to get and keep a job.

Over the last five years, Education For Employment has enjoyed a period of rapid growth. In 2010, EFE had placed 1,000 graduates in jobs (since inception in 2006). By the end of 2015, EFE had placed close to 9,000 youth in jobs and graduated over 30,000 young people from its various job-readiness and entrepreneurship programs. The organization also has recently expanded to new countries in the Gulf region (UAE and Saudi Arabia) and in 2016 is establishing a presence in Algeria. Working with a team from BAIN & CO., one of the top global strategy firms, EFE Global is now charting its next phase of quality growth and impact with an eye toward strengthening and sustaining its network affiliates.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President, Finance and Administration (F&A) will act as the primary financial officer of the organization. She/he will oversee F&A to ensure effective and federally compliant processes are consistently followed. She/he will be a strategic thinker with excellent team-building, cross-cultural, and inter-personal skills, and with the ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial environment.

Specifically, the Vice President, Finance and Administration will:
Lead all aspects of Finance, Accounting, Budget, Procurement, and Compliance functions of the organization.
Oversee other administrative functions including human resources and facilities management.
Participate as a strategic partner in the development of the organization’s plans and programs, including strategies for long-term funding diversification and sustainability.
Serve as a core member of the Senior Management Team and contribute to cross-disciplinary planning and management for the organization.
Direct the formation and implementation of financial, administrative, and compliance policies and procedures, guiding policy decisions and providing technical expertise.
Manage all contract review and negotiation.
Oversee organization’s process for preparing indirect cost rates.
Serve as key contact and interlocutor for federal government partners, negotiating scopes of work, reviewing budgets, supporting proposal development, and ensuring business development process considers future compliance and implementation concerns.
Advise on maximizing both restricted and unrestricted funding.
Serve as trusted business partner to affiliate CEOs, providing insights into finance and compliance related matters and engaging board finance and audit committees to meet financial plans and objectives.
Lead and develop process for assessing affiliate financial operations and manage the development and execution of targeted financial development plans.
Ensure regular financial reporting for management and program staff including the development of relevant financial projections.
Serve as primary interlocutor with the board of directors on finance, accounting, and compliance related matters.
Lead development of the annual budget and support the development of the annual workplan.
Supervise finance staff and work in concert with pro-bono Comptroller and accounting team from Brookhill Group.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or closely related field with 20 plus years of progressively relevant work experience; or Master’s Degree with 15 years progressively relevant work experience.
Expert knowledge of FAR, AIDAR, ADS, and relevant OMB circulars.
Experience leading financial, administrative, and compliance management in a multi-funder environment including US government grants and contracts, private foundation and corporate donors.
Demonstrated leadership ability, preferably as a member of a senior management team.
Entrepreneurial spirit, with the ability to identify and act on opportunities to advance EFE’s mission.
Knowledge and experience preparing indirect cost rates.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills and the ability to creatively contribute to thinking on cross-disciplinary issues, including new revenue models.
Willingness to travel to affiliate offices in the Middle East and North Africa as needed (approximately 15% time).
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse team, with attention to mentorship and professional development of staff.
Self-motivated and organized with attention to detail.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills. Knowledge of Arabic and/or French would be an asset.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments, and meet multiple deadlines.
Prior experience with international nonprofit organization.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to

Education For Employment (EFE) is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is the organization’s policy to seek out and hire, at all levels, individuals without regard to race, religion, age, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical ability. We affirm our policy of offering equal employment opportunities to all individuals through our employment practices.